This Tempeh Picatta dish is both beautifully presented and is great for a formal dinner party. Impress guests with some white wine and miso braised baby bok choy as a side. Enjoy white wine or red wine with this dinner.

Tempeh Picatta [Vegan]

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Ingredients

For the Tempeh Picatta
  • ¼ Cup celery small diced
  • ¼ Cup onion Small dice
  • 3 Cloves garlic pressed
  • 2 Teaspoons fresh thyme
  • 2 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 Teaspoons rubbed sage
  • ½ Cup low sodium soy sauce
  • ¼ Cup cider vinegar
  • ¼ Cup water
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 8oz package tempeh (or learn how to make tempeh at home by following this recipe)
  • 1 Cup All-purpose flour, for dredging
  • 6 Tablespoons earth balance buttery spread
  • 3 Tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/3 Cup fresh lemon juice
  • ½ Cup vegetable stock
  • ¼ Cup brined capers, rinsed
  • 2 Tablespoons Extra virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/3 Cup fresh parsley chopped
For the White Wine & Miso Braised Baby Bok Choy
  • ¼ Cup canola, safflower or corn oil
  • 2 Stocks baby bok choy (cut length wise)
  • ½ Cup onion (small dice)
  • 3 Cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 Teaspoon dry thyme
  • 1 Teaspoon Mediterranean salt
  • 2 Teaspoon white miso
  • 3 Tablespoons white cooking wine
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Preparation

For the Tempeh Picatta
  1. To make marinade combine herbs and liquids in a mixing bowl marinade Tempeh for 20 minutes (careful not let it go longer.) While that is marinating cut Tempeh in to fillets 3x4 inches and a half inch thick and set aside. Once done remove tempeh and dredge in flour and shake off excess.
  2. In a large skillet over medium high heat, melt 2 tablespoons of butter with 3 tablespoons canola oil. When butter and oil start to sizzle, add 2 pieces of tempeh and cook for 3 minutes. When tempeh is browned, using spatula, flip and cook other side for 3 minutes. Remove and transfer to plate. Repeat until all Tempeh is cooked.
  3. Into the pan add the lemon juice, stock and capers. Return to stove and bring to boil, scraping up brown bits from the pan for extra flavor. Add 2 tablespoons of your marinade to the pan. Return all the tempeh to the pan and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove tempeh to platter. Add remaining 2 tablespoons butter to sauce and whisk vigorously. Pour sauce over tempeh and garnish with parsley.
For the White Wine & Miso Braised Baby Bok Choy
  1. In a large skillet, heat oil on a medium high heat. Add onions and garlic. Sauté for about 2 minutes.
  2. Add bok choy turning to coat with oil, add thyme white wine and salt reduce heat to a medium low.
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